Prof. Veera Gupta

Achieving Equity and Quality in Learning and Assessing Learning Achievements

Prof. Veera Gupta

The concept of equity in education has come from human right perspective. Many marginalised groups on account of gender, religion, resources, region etc. were identified and uplifted to various degrees. The outcome of the policy interventions were discussed in terms of policy adequacy as well as need of that marginalised group. For example, girls have been one of the marginalised sections of the society, and policy outcome has not only brought girls at par with boys in educational achievement but it is found that girls have surpassed boys. However it has not happened in the case of other marginalised groups namely scheduled tribes and children with disabilities in particular.

It is reported that CWDs are enrolled but drop out from the system. Their learning levels are below the level of their peers even if other variables are controlled. The paper discusses the policies for education from perspective of right to learning of CWDs. It finds that implementation level policies are focussed on right to access to education only. The paper suggests that policy makers need to devise policies to meet the right to learning by CWDs.